Book Series Call for Monographs: East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

deadline for submissions: 
December 31, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
National Taiwan University Press (NTUP) and University of South Carolina Press (USCP)
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 East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

 National Taiwan University Press (NTUP) and University of South Carolina Press (USCP) announce a groundbreaking series: East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies. This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in language, literature, drama, and cultural studies, including East-West precolonial, colonial, modern or contemporary contacts. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. An anthology of edited essays with a thematic focus is also welcome.  

 Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Colonial literature in the countries of the Asian Pacific Rim
  • Globalized encounters in media other than literature (e.g. films and new media)
  •  Transpacific or transatlantic cultural or literary routes/roots
  •  New cultural identities in literature in neocolonial and global Asia
  • Contacts between Asia and Europe or the Americas, including imaginary encounters of the East in the West
  • Theoretical paradigms of globality, worlding, cosmopolitanism, or innovative paradigms of cultural influences and exchange
  • Convergences and divergences of exile, diaspora, and expatriation in literature or film
  • Asian diasporic writing in the new millennium
  • Cultural translations of Sinophone, Anglophone, Francophone and/or Hispanophone literatures
  • Settlement colonialism and Asia
  • Comparative theater/drama
  • Cross-lingual studies

All submissions will be assessed by the Series Editors and reviewed by anonymous readers. Please send a book prospectus, the author’s CV, and a sample chapter to the series editors. Once the first-stage assessment is completed and positive, a complete manuscript will be considered for review. The manuscript should employ the most updated MLA format. After the editorial board has approved of the publication, the Series will sign a contract with the author(s). The monograph will be co-published by NTUP and USCP. Please send your manuscript and required documents to the series editors.


Series Editors

Dr. Paul Allen Miller (

Dr. Bennett Fu (

Dr. Chishe Li (